ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have assigned defenseman Niko Mikkola to the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.
Mikola, 23, has appeared in five games with the Blues, posting one assist and a plus-3 rating. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 7 against the San Jose Sharks, playing 12 minutes, 31 seconds and recording one shot on goal.
Mikkola has appeared in 30 games with the Rampage this season, tallying 11 points (two goals, nine assists) and 14 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound native of Kiiminki, Finland, Mikkola was originally drafted by the Blues in the fifth round (No. 127 overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.